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LE Educator, Mel Maurice is featured in SalonEVO Magazine Issue #11
Talented Nail Professional and passionate LE Educator, Mel Maurice, earns a beautiful step-by-step feature in SalonEVO Magazine's latest Issue #11.
With over 17 years of experience in the nail industry, Mel has developed a deep passion for educating nail professionals. As a Light Elegance Educator, Mel has an extensive understanding of LE products and helps to elevate the industry by teaching advanced product knowledge, sharing innovative techniques and creating new trends.
Connect with Mel and get inspired by her work on social @gelledbymel
Mel's trendy step-by-step design features the new Winter 2022 Winter Play ButterCream collection by Light Elegance.
Mixing fashion and fun has always been the goal at Light Elegance, and the all-new Winter Play ButterCream collection does exactly that. Perfectly selected for Winter 2022 trends, Winter Play’s six new shades range from soft to playful to dramatic, giving nail professionals the perfect shade to complete any Winter look.
When asked about the latest trending designs for winter 2022, Mel says, "I'm seeing a lot of color blocking. Whether it be straight lines or curves I think this trend is so much fun and you can take it in so many directions! From over lapping to keeping a distance between the shapes, there are no set rules!"
Inspired by LE's latest Winter Play ButterCream collection, Mel mentions "For this step-by-step I'll be using some of my favorites from Light Elegance. The two colors I'll focus on are from the winter 2022 Buttercream Collection, Winter Play. I worked with, Toboggan Time!, a muddy pink mauve, and with Pucks and Penalties, a deep plum raisin. To add a pop for that holiday party I included some metallic striping tape to dress it up!"
Follow the steps below and learn how to create this stunning design yourself! View the full feature in SalonEVO Magazine's Issue #11 here.
On a clean, prepped nail, (I used Ideal Pink JimmyGel as my base) use the Light Elegance Stripy Brush and some Toboggan Time! to make a line from the cuticle to the free edge. Fill in using the Block Brush. Cure for 30 seconds in the LEDdot.
Using the Light Elegance Stripy Brush, paint a curved line from the cuticle to the sidewall, with Pucks & Penalties slightly over lapping your work from step 1, fill in with Block Brush. Cure for 30 seconds in the LEDdot.
Next add a thin coat of Crystal Clear JimmyGel over the entire nail. Cure for 60 seconds in the LEDdot.
Gently buff the nail using a Foamie File. Cleanse the nail with LEpro Cleanser and an LEpro Cleansing Wipe. Finish with Flat Matte Top Coat, cure for 60 seconds in the LEDdot. Wipe inhibition later using LEpro Cleaser and LEpro Cleasning Wipes.